Yearly Archives: 2013

Oct
30

2013

Halloween Traditions, Safety Tips and a Costume Contest

Since everyone will be dressed in their costume, I would encourage you to take a photo and enter my Halloween photo contest.

Oct
28

2013

Holly Days | Baton Rouge Junior League

Each year, The Junior League of Baton Rouge hosts a “Hollydays” at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge.

Oct
25

2013

Social Media Frenzy

While I was growing up, we didn’t have social media outlets like everyone has today. There are so many social media outlets, I feel like it would be difficult for anyone to keep up with them all.

Oct
23

2013

True Justice That Will Touch the Heart

It’s attorneys like him that make a difference in a client’s life which reminds me every day how fortunate I am to have such a great group of attorneys and employees working for me.

Oct
21

2013

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PHOTO CONTEST

Growing up my family had traditions that we would follow both in our personal lives and at the office.

Oct
18

2013

Growing Pains

I know that life gives you changes and a lot of times they seem to all occur at once. I feel like all the emotions tied to these changes of late are growing pains and hardships of letting go.

Oct
17

2013

Think Pink, Think Breast Cancer Awareness

This year, I am sponsoring the Divas de la Nuit Social Club which is a five-year-old, nonprofit organization in the local Baton Rouge area.

Oct
11

2013

Tailgating Responsibly | SOUTHERN & LSU STYLE

This weekend is a big rivalry weekend between the LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators. I urge everyone to be safe and be careful especially when drinking alcohol.

Oct
09

2013

Disability Disputes

It is funny looking back, because I had absolutely no idea that one of mine and 5 other attorneys’ commercials were going to be used during the segment as examples of disability attorneys in the U.S.

Oct
07

2013

Coffee Matters

Coffee matters to a vast majority of the US population, many depend and cannot live without it. Coffee matters to our health as well, how much coffee consumption is too much for health risks?

Oct
03

2013

Quality Family Time

Spending quality time as a family doesn’t come easy because of different schedules. We all have to make special efforts to bring family together and spend time in order to grow and strengthen our families.

Sep
30

2013

The Willingness to Slow Down

How do I slow down and take a step back from ultra- marathons, something that I have been training for and always thinking about the past few years? How do I slow down? I don’t really have the answer. I feel like a rudderless ship. Basically for the last 18 months, I have had a training schedule taped to my bathroom mirror. It is there every day staring back at me – forcing me to say yes or no to it each day. And for the last 18 months, I have said yes – not missing a day of training.

Sep
23

2013

Gordon Gives

A few years ago I started a few events of my own in order to give back through my law firm. A few of my focal points have been the 94 bicycle giveaway (for Christmas), car seat giveaway, and next August I will be starting a uniform giveaway. I find it so important that our children have what they need in order to live happy and healthy lives.

Sep
18

2013

Save Lives! Don’t Text and Drive

It is very important to me that I encourage and try to promote safety while people are driving on the roads. I am proud to sponsor a Save Lives! Don’t Text and Drive campaign for the month of September; I have taken the pledge. I encourage you if you haven’t already to join me in taking the pledge! Remember, texting and driving CAN wait.

Sep
11

2013

Perseverance

To reach any goal, you must have a struggle along the way, or else the goal is held too closely within your reach. Goals are meant to challenge you at your toughest times and reward you at your best.

Sep
09

2013

Trepidation on the Track

As I work through these personal challenges, I am experiencing the Biblical lesson of humility. We are not to be self-absorbed, but rather, self-forgetful. We should not be consumed by anything that takes away from the things that are most important. Attaining our personal goals should not be at the expense of losing sight of our most precious priorities. “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:1-4).

Aug
27

2013

Humbled but Resolved | Completing the Course

This does not mean that I have given up – by no means. This experience has also taught me another biblical characteristic: perseverance. “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4. My hope is that I will persevere in my next 62 mile race which is in two weeks.

Jul
29

2013

How Safe is Your Rental Car?

Without specific federal regulations on rentals, it is currently the consumer’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle they are driving is indeed safe.

And you need to know that if you are pulled over for a safety issue, under current law the consumer would receive the ticket. Be sure to inspect carefully any rental car you reserve.

Jul
08

2013

Runner by Design

People often ask me why I run marathons. The honest answer is … I don’t know. The simplest explanation is that I have an internal compulsion to run, to push my limits, to persevere and finish the race. It’s just something that I have to do. Quite frankly, running hurts. It is painful. It tests both the body and the spirit. There are times I have pushed my health to dangerous limits for the satisfaction of crossing the finish line. But the reward of exceeding my own personal challenge is what drives me to set the bar higher the next time.

Jul
03

2013

MADD Reminds Motorists to Designate A Sober Driver this Fourth of July

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 161 people were killed in drunken driving accidents nationwide during the Fourth of July in 2011. Data is still being collected for 2012, but overall this increase represents a 70% increase in the average of drunken driving deaths per day.

Jun
27

2013

Generosity and Technology Give Sick Teen a Graduation

Streetlight, a nonprofit organization that helps adults with life-limiting diseases, set up cameras in Taylor’s room, allowing her to view her Bartram Trail High School graduation and allowing her classmates to see Taylor as well. Taylor’s 14-year-old sister carried an iPad using Facetime to virtually walk Taylor with her classmates to accept her diploma.

Jun
25

2013

Why We Suffer

Lately it seems the newspaper headlines are all tragic and bleak. Our nation has suffered much loss from events like Hurricane Sandy, the Boston bombing, the Aurora theater shooting, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, tornados in Moore, Oklahoma, the wildfires in Colorado, our recent plant explosions in Geismar and Donaldsonville, and so many others. Oftentimes after tragedies many people ask themselves, “Why did God allow this?”

Jun
19

2013

Chrysler Voluntarily Recalls Millions of Jeeps

After mounting pressure from the public and from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Chrysler backflips on their decision to recall millions of faulty Jeeps. Initially, Chrysler refused the recall, adamant that there were no safety issues despite studies conducted by the NHTSA that proved that the placement of the fuel tanks behind the rear axle is a design defect that cause fires if there is an ignition source in a rear-end crash.

Jun
13

2013

Geismar Plant Explosion Shakes Up Community | Williams Olefins Plant

An explosion at the William Olefins chemical plant in Geismar at 8:30 this morning injured dozens and resulted in one fatality. Sadly, the victim that died in the accident has been identified as Zachary Green, 30, of Hammond.

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Zachary Green and extend prayers to all those affected by the explosion this morning. Our thoughts are with this community as they recover from this tragedy.

Jun
12

2013

Chrysler Refuses a Recall on Faulty Jeeps | Auto Accidents | Wrongful Death

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Chrysler a letter asking for a voluntary recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees from 1993-2004 and Jeep Liberties from 2002-2007, citing “risk of a fuel tank fire in a rear-end collision” as the justification. David Strickland, NHTSA administrator, explains, “Our data shows that these vehicles may contain a defect that presents an unreasonable risk to safety.”

Jun
03

2013

Weighing In: What Does the Bible Say about Health and Fitness?

Good health is something we tend to take for granted until we get sick—it is then that we start reflecting upon our diet, routines and daily habits. While God created our bodies to be resilient, we are fragile in the sense that we are like machines. When we ingest things in excess, expose ourselves to toxins and do not exercise our “machine,” the body begins to function improperly. The Bible is like our “owner’s manual,” telling us what we need to do to keep ourselves in optimal condition.

May
23

2013

Sincerest Condolences to the Families in Oklahoma Affected by Tornado

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys extends our sincerest condolences and prayers to the families that lost loved ones to the tornados in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. While we don’t usually experience tornados in Louisiana, we certainly understand the impact of a serious storm, and we empathize with families that have lost everything and will have to start over to rebuild their lives. The impact of this tragedy has stretched across state lines, and our hearts are heavy as we think of all of the parents of the children who were killed in the Plaza Towers Elementary School. We are praying for peace for all affected by this tragedy.

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